Desktop Virtualization 


What is Application & Desktop Virtualization?

In a nutshell

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is the practice of hosting a desktop operating system within a virtual machine (VM) running on a centralized server.

VDI adds further functionality to the client/server computing model (also referred to as server-based computing (SBC)). Both VDI and other traditional SBC technologies combine to allow hardware, operating systems, user data and applications with the requirement of virtualization and independence. Desktop and Application Virtualization provides user environments in a layered, modular and centrally managed approach.

We can deliver technology from the data centre and thus, client devices can access it, whereby only the screen information transmits between the server and the client or it streams down to the client device for offline access. Hardware & software upgrades, application deployment, technical support and data storage & backup are simplified because all management is centralized in the Data Centre. Therefore, the data and applications reside on a few servers rather than on hundreds or thousands of clients. Production and Test Optimisation CIO’s are under constant pressure to deliver high-quality enterprise applications and desktops more quickly at lower cost. To deliver quality software on time and on a budget has never been easy. The task further complicates by modern multi-tier architectures, hardware, multiple operating systems, and applications. Therefore, using Desktop and Application Virtualisation for production and testing results in immediate improvements in time to market, costs, and quality.

Key benefits of Application & Desktop Virtualization 

Virtualisation and Desktop Consolidation

  • Virtualisation enables enterprises to:
  • Consolidate desktops into the Data Centre for use in production, test, and development
  • Centralise management and deployment of applications and desktops thus, reducing power consumption and carbon footprint
  • Remove the physical hardware dependency from the operating system
  • Client device independence
  • Rapidly deploy new desktops and applications on demand for new users
Remote Access and Security

Users can access their desktop and applications on demand from anywhere on the network, from home or on the road, from any type of client device, thus providing benefit to the users.. We store data on secure servers without it spreading out onto the less secure client computers.

Business Continuity & DR
  • Faster, more flexible, and more reliable disaster recovery at a lower cost achieved through the removal of dependencies of operating systems on specific server hardware and a centralised model
  • We deliver users environments via highly available data centres and not dependant on client devices
  • Simplified and repeatable processes for implementing business continuity solutions.


How can Desktop & Application Virtualisation benefit my business

Lower total cost of ownership

We estimate a 50% reduction in TCO as typical for most implementations. It is primarily due to the greatly improved server utilization and management that Desktop and Application Virtualisation provides.

Improved operational efficiency

As enterprises grow, IT needs to rapidly increase computing capacity – often in the form of new desktops with a variety of operating environments, applications and user requirements. As such, the resulting desktop sprawl is costly in terms of capital and people needed to operate, manage, and upgrade new desktops. Desktop and Application consolidation and containment provide a solution for these problems. Virtual infrastructures enable workload isolation and granular resource control for all of the system’s computing and I/O resources. We deploy virtualization facilitates rapid changes to meet business needs, new desktops in minutes not hours thus, making it easier to move desktops between physical hardware.

Isolation and Encapsulation

We isolate virtual machines completely from the host machine and other virtual machines. If a virtual machine crashes, it does not affect any other. Hence, the data does not leak across virtual machines and applications can only communicate over configured network connections. Thus, complete virtual machine environments are saved as a single file; easy to back up, move and copy.

Provisioning and Deployment

Desktops can be provisioned on demand as users require and businesses grow. Operating system and application upgrades can be seamlessly rolled from a central repository. Storage is also dramatically reduced as users can be classified into groups, using a single ‘master’ desktop image.

Make Prestige IT your first choice for Desktop Virtualization 

Prestige IT has implemented desktop and application virtualization environments for a wide range of company sizes and industry types globally. Prestige IT has the VDI capabilities. We are design consultants and technical staff with high skills in the implementation and support of virtualized environments such as Citrix, Microsoft, and VMware.

Desktop & Application Virtualisation

Our experts are vendor agnostic therefore, we can provide objective non-biased solutions across the entire virtualized platform – thus, we assure you of a solution that we tailor to your requirements based on the optimum configuration of hardware, software and specialist services. VDI requires expertise across the entire life of the project so as to allow you gain the full benefit. Prestige IT provides full end to end integration services from consulting, planning, design, project management builds, implementation.

The right solution for a wide range of problems

Whether you are looking for an easier way to manage your desktop delivery, reduce costs, improve Disaster Recovery, better utilize and/or consolidate your infrastructure, there is a VDI solution for your business.